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Issue #246, We go hands on with The Elder Scrolls Online to see if the singleplayer legend can cross over into the MMO market and review some of the biggest games of the year, including South Park: The Stick of Truth and Dark Souls 2. Get into it.

No need to ascend

April 16th, 2014

Watchmen, Bioshock Infinite, and the hierarchy of media.
 
In an 1986 interview, series writer Alan Moore described his purpose for the series when he said, “What I’d like to explore is the areas that comics succeed in where no other medium is capable of operating”.
 
Jonathan Foye works okay in print
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Hyper PixelCast 004

April 10th, 2014

Things are now rolling, and it’s possible that from this point a detectable rhythm may just exist. For example, you may notice that we have a different host on board for this show. This is going to be the case with every other episode now. Hopefully the audio will continue to get cleaner, too.

This episode is hosted by one Ken Lee, and he is joined by the likes of Jason Imms, David Rayfield and Alex Walker for a fortnightly chat about the games that are being played, as well as pony rides in spaaaaaace.

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Games: Elder Scrolls Online, Hearthstone, Infamous
Music: Wing Theme Surf (by D. Govett, G.A. Sanger, J. McDermott and K.W. Phelan)
Theme Music: Visitors from Dreams (by Mathieu Stempell Dma-Sc)
Alex is a walker… as sky-walker, if you will *boom-tssh*

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THE NOW GENERATION

April 3rd, 2014

Modern consoles continue to evolve, even after release.
We keep changing but DAN GOLDING remains the same
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Hyper PixelCast 003

March 27th, 2014

Are we rolling yet? Yeah, it looks like we’re rolling. At last. The podcast may just have found its stride, so hopefully you can look forward to new episodes late every second Thursday. We hear that the show is a great source of vitamin D, or whatever ingredient this season’s apparent super food is said to be packed with.

This episode sees Tim Henderson, James Pinnell, Matt Hewson and Ken Lee discussing the rather broad subject of death in games.

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Games: Titanfall, inFamous: Second Sun, MGSV: Ground Zeroes (beta)
Music: Edge of Faith (by Nemesis Theory)
Theme Music: Visitors from Dreams (by Mathieu Stempell Dma-Sc)
Matthew Hewson once stabbed an important guy for the greater good of Rome

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Game Theory >> Small spaces

March 24th, 2014

Bigger isn’t always better. Remember what the ceiling above your bed looked like when you were a teenager?
DAN GOLDING is now on a number of watch lists
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Hyper PixelCast 002

March 13th, 2014

Welcome to the second Hyper podcast, which, in a way, is also to first. After a series of tech and other issues, it would appear (if you are indeed reading this) that things are finally up and running and good to go for fortnightly recordings from here on in. The show might be a bit like a creased shirt right now, but worry not! We’ll get around to ironing it over time.

This episode sees Tim Henderson, James O’Connor and Ken Lee discussing what they predict to come to pass over the course of the coming year.

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Games: Nidhogg, Thief, Titanfall (beta)
Music: Baba Yetu Piano (by Modest One)
Theme Music: Visitors from Dreams (by Mathieu Stempell Dma-Sc)
James O’Connor is a thief, apparently

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Hyper PixelCast 001

March 13th, 2014

And so it was that Hyper came to have a podcast. Welcome to the Hyper PixelCast, a new fortnightly podcast about all things games (well, a lot of things games. There’s crazy amount of things games out there, and claiming to have them all is perhaps a bit silly) featuring various contributors to the magazine, as well as their friends and even the odd guest of the relevant kind!

This episode – now a little bit late – sees Tim Henderson, Dylan Burns, James O’Connor and Jason Imms discussing the early days experience of using the PlayStation 4 and XBox One.

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Games: Killzone: Shadowfall, Bravely Default, Broken Sword 5
Music: Walk on Water (by HouseTheGrate)
Theme Music: Visitors from Dreams (by Mathieu Stempell Dma-Sc)
Jason’s nose trodden on by Hodor. It wasn’t pretty.

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VS Mode>> “Is the yearly exploitation of IPs a necessary evil?”

March 6th, 2014

“Is the yearly exploitation of IPs a necessary evil?”

DANIEL WILKS and DAN STAINES like a good sequel as much as the next guy, but how much is too much?
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Win >> THIEF ON PS4 OR XBOX ONE

March 4th, 2014

Thief lauched the stealth genre. Sure, there may have been a few games featuring stealth arounf before Thief was developed, but none of them concentrated exclusively on the main character remaining unsees and swiping everything he can get his hands on.
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WIN >> A LOGITECH POWERSHELL

March 4th, 2014

Mobile gaming is big business and evolving at a terrifying rate. Whilst it’s all well and good to play on your hone, sometimes virtual d-pads and buttons just don’t cut it.
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